Interactive Online Book Study on:
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, Ph. D., LMSW
Your registration must be approved by your local Teacher Center before you can participate.
Completed course = 5 CTLE hours
About the book:
The Teacher Center Collaborative Professional Development Team is comprised of highly skilled educators from around Cortland County. Our focus this year will be to research and share in-the-moment de-escalation strategies for reducing power struggles, and pro-active engagement strategies to reconnect students with learning. Our 2019-2020 team includes; Leigh Vandebogart, Jeanne Stevens, Boyan Mnahoncak, Melissa Kline, Karen Diescher and Lisa DeRado.
With dozens of specific examples of student-teacher interactions, Discipline with Dignity illustrates what you can do--and not do--to make the classroom a place where students learn and teachers maintain control in a non confrontational way. Emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and self-control, the authors offer specific strategies and techniques for building strong relationships with disruptive students and countering the toxic social circumstances that affect many of them. Learn the difference between:
- formal and informal discipline systems and when to use each
- the role of values, rules, and consequences
- what teachers can do to defuse or prevent classroom disruptions and disrespectful behavior without removing students from the classroom
- why traditional approaches such as threats, punishments, and rewards are ineffective--and what to do instead
- how to reduce both teacher and student stress that can trigger power struggles.